This is the first book covering an interdisciplinary field
between microwave spectroscopy of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) or
electron spin resonance (ESR) and chronology science, radiation dosimetry and
ESR (EPR) imaging in material sciences. The main object is to determine the
elapsed time with ESR from forensic medicine to the age and radiation dose in
earth and space science. This book is written primarily for earth scientists as
well as for archaeologists and for physicists and chemists interested in new
applications of the method. This book can serve as an undergraduate and graduate
school textbook on applications of ESR to geological and archaeological dating,
radiation dosimetry and microscopic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Introduction to ESR and chronology science and principle of ESR dating and
dosimetry are described with applications to actual problems according to
researchers in physics, chemistry, geochronology, geology, archaeology, magnetic
resonance, radiation dosimetry, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as for
engineers in material sciences.
"… there is a lack of books describing non-traditional
applications of the electron paramagnetic resonance such as dating, radiation
dosimetry and electron paramagnetic resonance imaging. This book is directed to
those who are interested in these possibilities of EPR … this book will
stimulate further expansion of EPR to new ways of its application, stimulate
collaborative interdisciplinary work."